Satish Kumar, M.Sc.


Ruhr-University Bochum
Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory"
Faculty of Psychology
Universitaetsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Room: GA 8/36
Phone: +49-234- 32 21513
Fax: +49-234- 32 14463
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My research at RUB focuses on understanding spatial navigation and representation of space in medial temporal lobe of the brain via grid cells, place cells, spatial view cells, head direction cells. It is assumed that brain combines different types of inputs such as motor feedback, visual inputs etc to generate these spatial and orientation selective cells. I'm implementing mathematical framework which can extract location information from these inputs on ePuck robot. Finally, I would be comparing obtained results with that of experiments on animals.



I completed my M.Sc. degree in Physics at IISER-Kolkata (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata) in India. My thesis focused on probing and exploiting biological system using optics. There were two parts of the thesis; the first part was about quantifying physical properties of biological tissues from Muller matrix using different matrix decomposition methods. In the second part of the thesis I used fractal techniques (MFDFA) to extract structural parameter from light scattered by cancer cells. It allowed us to distinguish cancer cell at different stages.



  • "A comparative study of differential matrix and extended polar decomposition formalisms for polarimetric characterization of complex tissue-like turbid media" Satish Kumar, Harsh Purwar, Razvigor Ossikovski, I. Alex Vitkin, Nirmalya Ghosh, J. Biomed. Opt. 17 (10), 105006 (2012)
  • “Dynamics of cellular response to hypotonic stimulation revealed by quantitative phase microscopy and multi-fractal detrended fluctuation analysis.” Nelson Cardenas, Satish Kumar, and Samarendra Mohanty, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 203702 (2012)
  • “Probing multi-scale self similarity of tissue structures using light scattering spectroscopy: prospects in pre-cancer detection.” Subhasri Chatterjee, Nandan Das, Satish Kumar, Sonali Mohapatra, Prasanta Panigrahi, and Nirmalya Ghosh, Saratov Fall Meeting, Saratov Russia, September 2012, International School for Junior Scientists and Students on Optics, Laser Physics and Biophysics.
  • "A light scattering-based approach for quantifying tissue multifractality: prospects in early diagnosis of cancer" Nandan Das, Subhasri Chatterjee, Satish Kumar, Harsh Purwar, Prasanta Panigrahi, and Nirmalya Ghosh. Frontiers in Optics (FiO) Rochester, NY October 2012, Biological and Biomedical Optics
  • “Multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis of optogenetic modulation of neural activity ” S Kumar, L Gu, N Ghosh, SK Mohanty SPIE BiOS, 858608-858608-6 (2013)
  • "Tissue multifractality and Born approximation in analysis of light scattering: a novel approach for precancer detection” Nandan Das; Subhasri Chatterjee; Satish Kumar; Asima Pradhan; Prasanta Panigrahi; I Alex Vitkin; Nirmalya Ghosh Nature Scientific Reports (accepted July 2014)